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Dangerous Knowledge
Paul Nathan -- 12/15/97
The troubles encountered by the boy in Songs in Ordinary Time are dissimilar from those besetting Larry Clark's characters. In the Mary McGarry Morris novel (Viking) the youngster chances upon the dark secret of a stranger in town: murder.
One of Oprah's book club picks this summer with well over a million copies in print, and many weeks at the top of the New York Times and PW bestseller lists, Songs was optioned by John Coles and Laura Zaccaro of Talking Wall Pictures prior to the Oprah excitement. Jennifer Weltz of the Jean V. Naggar agency, represented the author in the film transaction.
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